Dzogchen Summer Retreat 2009
Guided by H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche
To be held at the Dzogchen Retreat Center USA
From Saturday, June 6 through Saturday, June 27, 2009
Last updated: May 10, 2009
The Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation is pleased to announce that Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche will guide the 8th annual Dzogchen Summer Retreat. This summer's retreat will have a unique format with two weeks of teaching and training on The Buddha Path and a third week of work practice. The first week will consist of foundational teachings by Bodhisattvas of the Dzogchen Lineage (who graduated from the 6-month internship) who have been chosen by Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche to convey Buddha's traditional teachings on the foundational topics of Buddhism. Week two will be taught by Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, whose teachings will build upon on the foundation taught during week one. The third week will be focused on service to the retreat center in preparation for the 3-month internship with group practices every morning and evening and work practice during the day. The Khenpo may also be available to give some teachings during the third week.
Retreat Location and Pricing
Options for attendance this year include either a one-, two-, or three-week stay. Anyone may attend Week One or Week Three or both. Those who wish to attend Week Two must attend Week One.
Attending Week One
First week only for Seniors (65 and up): $325
First week only for Adults (18-64): $425
First week only for Teens (13-17): $250
First week only for Youths (6-12): $200
First week only for Children (0-5): Free
Attending Weeks One and Two
First and second weeks for Seniors (65 and up): $650
First and second weeks for Adults (18-64): $850
First and second weeks for Teens (13-17): $500
First and second weeks for Youths (6-12): $400
First and second weeks for Children (0-5): Free
OPTION: Attending Week Three (as a Work Retreat)
Third week only for Seniors (65 and up): $140
Third week only for Adults (18-64): $140
Third week only for Teens (13-17): $140
Third week only for Youths (6-12): $140
Third week only for Children (0-5): Free
OPTION: Attending Week Three (as a Personal Practice Retreat)
Third week only for Seniors (65 and up): $210
Third week only for Adults (18-64): $210
Third week only for Teens (13-17): $210
Third week only for Youths (6-12): $210
Third week only for Children (0-5): Free
To figure your fees, pick the rate for your age group from any one of the four groups above. However, if you are planning to attend for ALL three weeks, find your age group rate in the "Attending Weeks One and Two" section, and then ADD to that the corresponding rate from one of the "Attending Week Three" options.
The Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation never charges for Dharma teachings. All fees will be used to cover the costs of accommodations, meals, utilities, supplies, site improvements and incidentals. Students who would like to arrive early and help with preparations or stay after the retreat to help with clean-up can stay at the Dzogchen Retreat Center for only $20 dollars per day with accommodations and meals included.
Registration is open until May 30, 2009. However, space is limited so you are encouraged to register as soon as possible to ensure your reservation. After you have completed the online form the Retreat Director will contact you to confirm your registration.
Please carefully read this Retreat Overview page and the Summer Retreat Details and Policies page before registering online. These two pages contain detailed information about what to expect during your stay at the retreat center as well as guidelines for conduct. You'll find the link for the online registration form at the bottom of each page. By registering for the Summer Retreat you acknowledge that you have read and understand all the contents of both the Summer Retreat Details and Policies page and this Retreat Overview page.
Payment is due in full after your completed registration has been approved. No refunds will be issued after the close of registration on May 30, 2009. You can learn more on the Retreat Payment Options page.
About H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche
A vibrant and dynamic teacher, Khenpo Choga Rinpoche is a 33rd-generation holder of the Buddhist wisdom lineage of Dzogchen, a lama of Dzogchen Monastery, and a professor of Dzogchen Shri Singha Five Sciences University. Rinpoche has more than seven years of solitary cave meditation experience in high Tibetan holy mountains and embodies the qualities of a realized practitioner and yogi. He is a published author of numerous Tibetan and English books, including The Buddha Path, a practice book that encompasses all of the Buddha's teachings, and which is now available in English, and is soon to be released in Spanish, Chinese and Russian. More »
For more information on any of the above please contact:
Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation
William Ivanoff, Director, Dzogchen Summer Retreat
If you have trouble reaching William, you may also contact:
Kunzang, Assistant Director, Dzogchen Summer Retreat
619-817-8255 - Dzogchen Retreat Center
Dzogchen Summer Retreat Information and Registration Site